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with national confidence and fashion sense, showcasing star quality that is recapturing interest in britain's monarchy. like when the couple returned to the dock looking less like royalty and more like newlyweds. peter alexander, nbc news, yellow knife. >>> and here's your first look at the other news going on around america the dust in arizona was dwarfing skyscrapers and producing blinding conditions that led to airport delays and thousands of power outages. no serious injuries were reported. >>> an ohio horse had its own get away plans twheekd. the horse escaped from nearby farm, turning a stretch of highway into its own racetrack. the house -- the horse ran for hours until it tired itself out. it was then safely captured and returned to its owner. >>> a group of california rafters survived a wild ride on the river last sunday. the rapids sent all seven people airborne, throwing them into the cold and rough water. they all did survive holding on to the overturned raft and paddling to shore. >>> and finally, in san francisco, one man's mad dash for a home run ball netted the perfect souve
murdoch's newspapers in great britain are being called out for allegedly breemping the privacy of everyone, from the former prime minister to the queen of england. murdoch himself along with his son and one of his top editors are being called by the british government to explain themselves. dan rivers, she in london. and, dan, tell us about this. it seems to go all the way at the top of newscorp. i understand we just lost dan. we're going it try to get back to dan as quickly as we can to bring you the very latest. i understand now we have dan. dan, can you hear me? dan? can you hear me? >> reporter: yes, i can hear you fine. >> dan, tell us about how high up this goes? we understand that now murdoch himself is expected to explain this mess to parliament? >> reporter: well, i think that the kind of million dollar question is, you know, how high up does this go? did james murdoch know about all this nefarious practices in news international? he has consistently maintained he knew nothing about it at all be shgs and equally rupert murdoch his father and his boss also says he was completely un
new moon ritual. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's beca
: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.รง this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites w
of the world" as one other newspaper today asks whether there is britain's watergate. a story that began with few facts was doggedly pursued by a limited number of journalists, but now it's enveloping one of the world's most powerful men. rirchlg as the scandal that brought down one of his best selling newspapers threatens to damage more of his media empire, rupert murdock will fly into the u.k. today. some are even you suggesting his own son, james murdock, could face prosecution. yesterday two top former employees were arrested. an editor who once served as the prime minister's communication director, and a reporter who served prison time back in 2007 when victims included celebrities and members of the royal family. the claim that people's privacy was invaded, their cell phone voice mails listened to, described as phone hacking. britain's prime minister vowing no stone will be left unturned. >> that these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper is simply disgusting. >> among the 4,000 potential phone hacking victims whose names or nu
demanding to know in newspapers in britain broke any laws in the united states. not only for alleged phone hacking and privacy violations, but those that might involve 9/11 victims and also possible violations of america's foreign corrupt practices laws. one of the lawmakers calling for the investigation is republican congressman peter king of new york. among the four democrats of new jersey, senator lautenberg. >> they have no right to break the laws. they are an american corporation. it wouldn't matter if they were selling tires or selling roofs or what have you. those are the rules, those are the laws that we have to obey. >> we are getting reports this morning scotland yards made an arrest in connection with the news corporation's phone hacking scandal. london's top cop is going to be in the hot seat today. let's bring in dan rivers. he has the latest live in london this morning. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, yeah. another arrest this morning in this police inquiry. we understand that may be a former editor of "the news of the world." that's according to sky news here.
. be careful out there. >> balmy. >>> pretty hot in the uk as this continues, this story here. britain's prime minister will feel the heat as he answers questions from parliament about the phone-hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the 80-year-old tycoon's wife wendi was behind him, offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but whose fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. murdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not an excuse. maybe i
the a full page apology from rupert murdoch. this apology printed in every newspaper across britain today. rupert murdoch one of the most powerful men in media. he runs fox television, "the wall street journal," 20th century fox. yesterday the chief executive of doung which publishing "the wall street journal" had to resign because he worked here before moving there. all this of course began with the revelations of wrong doing by journalists live listening to people's cell phone messages. this week there have been reporters of the voice mail of 9/11 victims may have been accessed. here the prime minister is under fire because he was so close to murdoch's people. even the police were close to them despite investigating them for what may have been criminal activity. to call this is a crisis does not doth justice. >> amongst all that crisis there's murdoch's son, he issued a statement. james saying quote, the company has made mistakes. it is knoll only receiving appropriate scrutiny but is responding to unfair attacks by setting the record straight. so as we look at this, james murdoch are w
would think is illegal. >> that's pretty heinous. and, in fact, it's a huge political issue in britain right now. i think the parents of milly dowler are going to meet with david cameron later this week. >> do these behaviors you describe, does one lead to another? in other words, does paying for photographs and licensing lead to eventually thinking it's okay to hack or was there an absolute line that was crossed? >> well, i mean, if hacking of, you know, politicians might have been a gateway drug as it were to hacking murder victims, and -- i mean, it seems like all bets are off in the uk. there was nothing they wouldn't do. >> for the staffers point of view, i was reading a couple articles, you know, many of them said look, we didn't -- there were a lot of good people here that didn't have anything to do with it and we're out of work now and they're very insensitive that it woman who oversaw the paper rebekah brooks has hung on and has the support of the head honcho rupert murdoch and they're very upset about that. how is its person in charge was able to keep -- her hand in it, keep
along in britain with more sort of suggestions that cameron is under pressure today. he is out country. this story not going away. >> dan rivers, we will keep checking with you. seems there are developments in this story every few hours. >> thanks, dan. >>> there has been a major shake-up in the egyptian government. it is not clear whether it is enough to quiet opposition protesters. egypt's prime minister appointing 14 new cabinet ministers to his cabinet while keeping 13 others in place. they will be sworn into office today. former egyptian president hosni mubarak reportedly slipped into a coma yesterday. the hospital's spokesman tells cnn he has since regained consciousness. >>> hours ago general david petraeus performed his last act as commander of nato forces in afghanistan. he handed off authority to the new komd ander john allen. petraeus is retiring from the army at the end of the month. he will be taking over as director of the cia in september. >> that's right. the government not able to pay its bills is looming large they are morning. the clock ticks towards the deadline. 16
, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. this as britain's prime minister speaks out how he and his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop president
in great britain. >>> prime minister david cameron is expected to meet milly dowler's family today, the girl kidnapped and murdered back in 2002. her parents are suing murdoch's paper "news of the world" over allegations that her phone was hacked and her voice mails deleted giving her parents the false hope she was deleting the voice mails, meaning she was still alive. but the scandal getting bigger by the minute. dan rivers will join us live from london at 6:40 eastern with the update. >>> to politics and the high stakes stalemate over increasing the nation's debt limit. the clock is ticking. we're now just 21 days from an august 2nd deadline to avoid a disastrous government default. president obama and congressional leaders from both parties will meet again this afternoon after nearly two-hour session at the white house yesterday. the president upping the ante in the debt showdown saying without a deal, millions of seniors and veterans might not receive their benefit checks. republicans call that a scare tactic. meantime the senate's top republican floated a backup plan that woul
the top of the hour. a couple headlines. new twist in the scandal surrounding newspapers in britain owned by news international today. former prime minister gordon brown accused the sunday times of hiring criminals to obtain confidential information about his private life by hacking into his bank account. news international is owned by news corp., the parent company of fox news. >>> and new video of riots in ireland that injured 22 police officers, catholics and protestants took to the streets with petro bombs and bricks. protestants were celebrating the battle victory over catholics. >>> brian, back to you. >> brian: talks resume today, congress about to go into a meeting in about ten minutes. but before she goes to that meeting, to her caucus, kathy mcmorris rogers, vice chairmanwoman of the house republican conference joins us now. congresswoman, in your estimation, the republicans have won the first -- for the first time in years, won the women's vote this time. why did they? >> the reason that the republicans won the women's vote is because women all across this country saw where pre
made -- britain is that the supreme court has made it clear the ability to raise and spend money is really a first amendment right and that is -- doesn't mean that you can't have some constraints, but i think they've made very clear and rulings throughout the last 34 years that you cannot put constraints on the ability to go out, talk about politics, run your campaign. now, one development has been that a lot of candidates now do supposedly testing the waters, you know, they start running for president within days, it seems, after the last election. and what happens is they have gotten very coy about when they actually form their presidential campaign exploratory committee. they actually test the waters before they actually test the waters. and it does make -- you have this feeling of the perpetual campaign. but given our court system, given our -- the way that campaign finance and laws have been interpreted by this court over the years, i don't think there's really any constitutional way to say you cannot raise money and start competing. and the reason that people start running
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